If you’re wondering whether or not microdermabrasion is worth incorporating into your skincare regime, the answer is yes! It is an effective way of managing a wide range of skincare issues, including acne and anti-ageing concerns. The process may seem overwhelming at first but understanding the procedure will eliminate any concerns you may have and will lead you to results!

Microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin by exfoliating and rejuvenating it to make it appear both softer and brighter. Treatments can be done at a clinic if you wish to have it done professionally or you can choose to use an at-home tool so that you can incorporate it into your regular skincare routine. The tool uses vacuum stimulation to help remove dead skin cells from your face and promotes the growth of new and healthy cells in their place. It will also help reduce the appearance of blemishes and imperfections and you will notice an improved skin tone, along with better texture and elasticity. The vacuum will help stimulate blood flow into your skin and this will promote the production of collagen and elastin, so your skin will feel both refreshed and rejuvenated. Over time, your skin will be tighter, any fine lines will be softer and any irregularities, like acne scars, will diminish. Regardless of your skin type and texture, you will look more radiant.

With regular weekly treatments, you will notice results. The sessions are quick and easy and often take less than five minutes. Many people report visible improvements within the first week, although this aspect will vary from one person to another. It is recommended that you start on the cheeks and move back toward the ears down to your jawline. You can then start under your nose and work your way along the upper lip to the corners of your mouth. You must avoid your eyelids completely, so be very careful when using the tool around your eyes. The strokes must be consistent, smooth and downward and you must limit your exposure to the sun for at least a day after your treatment.

Sensitivity and redness are both normal and should subside within a few hours but it’s best not to complete a treatment right before a big event in case your skin needs more time. Microdermabrasion is suitable for everyone, regardless of their skin type and even those who have very sensitive skin can benefit from this treatment. If your skin is irritated or damaged or is still in the process of healing, you must avoid microdermabrasion but otherwise, you should not experience any problems.

Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic offers a number of services, including CoolSculpting, hair restoration, microneedling, Botox, acne treatments, lip injections, vein treatments, laser hair removal, PRP, Belkyra and, of course, microdermabrasion. We also specialize in skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments, so if you are interested in any of these and are in the Calgary area, give our clinic a call today!